Tuesday, November 17, 2015


I began this blog back in November 2006 - nine years ago.  How is that possible?  I am surprised that this has kept my attention and that I have connected with so many artists online because of this blog.  

So this is my Happy 9th Anniversary.  Will it last until the 10th?  How long have you been blogging?   Have you added Facebook and Pinterest and all the other social media apps or have you moved your work to Facebook (seems like a lot who began with Blogger and Wordpress - what happened to Wordpress? - have started posting more things on Facebook).  

So - 9 years and counting...

And here are the latest alcohol ink paintings on TerraSkin that was coated with acrylic gloss gel or string gel to get a texture the inks would sit on.  If the TerraSkin is not coated, the ink just sinks into the "paper" and you can't move it.  Someone suggested I put pure alcohol on first and then drop in the inks - will try that, too.

Autumn Days

Under the Sea

I am enjoying collaging bits onto the TerraSkin and then using the alcohol inks to reinforce some shapes and colors.

Autumn Surprise

Drizzled acrylic string gel onto the TerraSkin and then dropped the colors in = interesting!


Lisa Le Quelenec said...

Happy bloggerversary!!!

Your experiments are really interesting. Lots of things I have never heard of....terraskin, alcohol inks...very intriguing. The second one made me think of Matisse and coral... maybe the gorgeous jewel-like colours.

laura said...

Wow! Congratulations, Rhonda. I'm so glad to have been one of your followers, to see all the different things you try--and to have met you too! You're an inspiration.

hw (hallie) farber said...

Happy 9th! I always read and enjoy but don't always comment. Your experiments are interesting. I haven't had much time for art this year--very little time to even think about art.

Gary L. Everest said...

Hi Rhonda,
Congratulations! Nine years!! A perfect example of time flying when you're having fun.
I like your experiments featured today. Lots of beautiful colors and action.
Enjoy a productive tomorrow.

E.M. Corsa said...

Happy Ninth Rhonda. I hope you make it to your tenth and beyond since I love reading about your experimentation with art. It inspired me.
I use Facebook for a daily update but only as a business page, and it's public. It keeps clients and followers aware of what I'm up to. I have found it an invaluable tool.
My blog tends to be when I want to elaborate a bit more.
Keep blogging!

http://carolking.wordpress.com said...

Happy Anniversary Rhonda. I started blogging at the very end of 2007/beginning of 2008. I use wordpress and like it very much. But to add FB/Instagram/whatever else is a little too high tech for me. And too much work.

I love all your experimentation. Especially autumn surprise. Those colors are fab.

Here's to more years of blogging! Like Hallie, I always read, but don't always comment. I would be sad if I didn't have the email notifications about your newest posts.

Jennifer Rose Phillip said...


9 years of logging for me too :)

Bruce Sherman said...

Hi Rhonda... I love the effects you are creating with your ink explorations. The last one is particularly vibrant and active. These add anew dimension to your usual work. Stay your course!

Good Painting!
Warmest regards,

Lorraine Brown said...

Wow 9 Years - thats a lot of sharing thank you Rhonda and congratulations

RH Carpenter said...

Thanks, everyone, for your good wishes. I'll see if I can make it to 10 years :) but I am definitely slowing down. I try to post something every other day but don't always make it and it's about time for a holiday break soon.

Deborah Nolan said...

Happy anniversary. Do so hope you will continue to post Rhonda. I so enjoy seeing you art and creative endeavors. Have yet to try TerraSkin- something new to explore in the new year. Looks like fun! Hugs

RH Carpenter said...

Thanks, Debbie :) I think I'll give it one more year! ha ha